Course Title: Plan and Organise Human Resource in a Justice Environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: BUSM7806

Course Title: Plan and Organise Human Resource in a Justice Environment

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6077 - Advanced Diploma of Justice

Course Contact : Irene Pagliarella

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254581

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

VBQU372 Apply Oral & Written Communication Skills in a Justice Environment

Course Description

This course deals with the skills and knowledge required to recruit and select staff within the framework of existing human or staffing resource plans or policies in the justice environment.  It supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for job roles that involve human resource management including professional development, staffing, recruiting, induction practices and Occupational Health and Safety legislation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBQU383 Plan and Organise Human Resource in a Justice Environment


1. Recruit suitable candidates for a specified position in accordance with legislative/practice requirement

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The need for the position is established prior to beginning the recruitment procedure
1.2 Job descriptions are developed which contain task description, personnel specifications and key selection criteria
1.3 Recruitment strategies are identified which are appropriate to the position and organisational environment
1.4 Job descriptions and recruitment strategy comply with legislative requirements
1.5 Recruitment strategy selected is timelyginning the recruitment procedure


2. Select the most suitable candidate

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Selection procedures and techniques are identified which are suitable to the position and organisational environment
2.2 Selection procedure chosen complies with legislative and organisational requirements
2.3 Applications are screened against the key selection criteria
2.4 Selection interviews are organised effectively and in compliance with legislative requirements
2.5 Reference/referee checks are conducted
2.6 Terms and conditions of employment are communicated to, and acknowledged by, candidates
2.7 The most suitable candidate for the position is recommended

Learning Outcomes

See Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials, class discussion, seminar presentations, group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations, field excursions where applicable, on site visits, and interaction with individuals and groups within the criminal justice area.

Teaching Schedule

Class times to be advised.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students will be required to:

Prepare a report outlining skill sets and capabilities that are necessary to meet the organisational goals and objectives of a justice organisation

Prepare an analysis of recruitment ,selection strategies and legislative compliance relevant to a justice organisation

Assessment Tasks

-Individual assignment related to legislation and policy (35%)
-Group assignment related to recruitment (65%)

Students will be provided a detailed handout of each of the above assessments that includes the assessment outline, the assessment criteria and the due date by the second week of the semester.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment has been designed to cover all Learning Outcomes and will be graded in accordance with RMIT’s Mark Table 7 which is as follows:
HD 80-100, DI 70-79, CR 60-69, PA 50-59, NN 0-49

All written work must adhere to the following criteria:
1. Written reports, research projects or essays are to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and familiarity with the prescribed or negotiated topics
2. It is expected that all submitted work will be well written, with clear and consistent grammar, expression and punctuation. It must be well structured and cogently address the issues raised in the chosen topic in a logical, ordered and organised manner
3. The concepts must be well defined and demonstrate a critical analysis of the chosen topic
4. Written submissions must demonstrate appropriate preparation, reading and research
5. In-text references must follow the APA style of referencing. In addition, you must provide a bibliography with correct and comprehensive details in relation to texts, articles, research reports and other sources that you have used
6. Double or 1.5 spacing and a font size of 10-12 must be used

Other Information

Assessment Deadlines
Any due date for any assignment is to be considered a deadline. Students can submit work at any time prior to the submission date, but it must be into the Administration office by close of business of the day the submission is due.
Extensions will not be granted by teachers or Administrative staff.
In accordance with RMIT policy, students may apply for an extension where there have been unexpected or extenuating circumstances, e.g.
a) Hospital admission, serious injury, severe asthma, severe anxiety or depression. This does not include minor illness such as a cold, period pain or hay fever.
b) Loss or bereavement – e.g. death of a close family member, family/relationship breakdown.
c) Hardship/trauma – e.g. victim of crime, sudden loss of income or employment, severe disruption to domestic arrangements.

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Program Coordinator/ Program Manager. The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or graded.

Students must keep a copy of their paper until the graded essay has been returned or marks have been posted.
Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited.

You must acknowledge the use of another person’s work or ideas. If texts or ideas are reproduced they are to be clearly acknowledged in one of the conventional ways, such as by use of quotation marks, indentation for longer passages and clear citation of the source. Failure to separate one’s own contribution from that of another constitutes plagiarism – a form of cheating and may result in outright failure. Random checks will be made on students’ work.

Other Information: All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address.

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